Milva, one of the greatest Italian singers of the 1960s and ’70s, with a career spanning over 50 years, has died on April 23 at the age of 81. On March 26 she had said on Facebook that she had been vaccinated against Covid-19.

The singer had been nicknamed “Milva the Redhead” for the color of her hair and the “Panther of Goro” from her hometown in the province of Ferrara, in the Emilia Romagna region.

Her success was not limited to Italy, but international. In Germany she had often appeared on the main TV channels, and her records were also sold in France, Japan, South Korea, Greece, Belgium, Austria, Spain and South America. She had sold over 80 million records.

She had received official recognition from the Italian, French and German Republics.

She sang the title song of the film D’amore si muore (For Love One Can Die), a song composed and conducted by the great Italian composer of movie soundtracks, conductor and orchestrator Ennio Morricone.

Ennio Morricone collaborated to some of Milva’s important albums. In 1972 he paid homage to her with an LP, in which Milva sings twelve songs that were entirely written, composed, arranged, orchestrated, conducted and chosen by Morricone from his repertoire of celebrated film soundtracks.

The album was called Dedicato a Milva da Ennio Morricone (Dedicated to Milva by Ennio Morricone),

“With this title, decided by me, I wanted to honor the quality of Milva as a singer and as a performer.” begins the Maestro’s dedication on the record’s back cover.

Milva’s Death after Vaccination

Her death only one month after her anti-Covid-19 vaccination has been the subject of a debate in Italy about whether her death was caused by this insufficiently-tested drug, which is not strictly speaking a vaccine.

Although Milva had a disease (some sources say cancer, others a not-better-defined neurological disorder) and might have died from it, she had been living with her illness since 2010, so her death could still be related to her recent vaccination against SARS-CoV-2.

Many cases of complications and adverse effects have already been reported since the introduction of novel coronavirus vaccines, sometime serious and even lethal.

Italian doctor Silvana De Mari explains in a video that it’s dangerous to vaccinate people during an epidemic in progress, because, when a vaccine is injected into someone, it causes a disease in this person, the vaccine disease, so the person’s immune system, while already fighting against the vaccine disease, is unprotected against the real disease as his immune system has to fight on two fronts: against the virus introduced in the body by the vaccine, and against the epidemic.

Furthermore, De Mari adds, it is by vaccinating during an epidemic that all sorts of mutations are favoured, especially in an RNA virus like SARS-CoV-2 which already mutates.

In the particular case of the singer Milva, it is not yet known the exact cause of death.